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Four residents apply to fill vacant seat on Ontario City Council

Ontario City Council. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)

UPDATED Aug. 23, 2021.

ONTARIO – Seven Ontario residents submitted applications this week for an open city council position left vacant by the recall of former local lawmaker Freddy Rodriguez.

Only four are still in the running, however: Charlotte Cablay, Susann Mills, James Grissett, and McShane Erlebach. The other three – Cydney Cooke, Margaret Hesse and Adrianna Contreras – submitted but then belatedly withdrew their applications.

The city council will consider the applicants at its regular meeting Aug. 24.

The applicants had to fill out two brief forms, one of which consisted of several short questions and answers to give a sense of their motivations for pursuing the office. 

Cablay, a retired school and business administrator, wrote that she was “detail oriented . . .